Thai Chopped Salad with Peanut Dressing

SONY DSCOh Lordy.  Meet my new best friend, you guys.  And I’ve got one lousy photo to prove it…ugh, a food bloggers worst nightmare.  I contemplated waiting to take more photos and post this recipe after the next time we have it but you know what?  I don’t really think its a good idea for me to wait any longer than necessary to hand this one over to you.  It’s a weeknight game changer and it tastes like a giant bowl of happiness.   Continue reading

Smokey Pork and Citrus Kale Salad

SONY DSCCan you believe it’s February already?  How is this happening, you guys?  It seems like just yesterday we were in the midst of Thanksgiving preparation, and now, we are full blown into winter and darn near our decent into Spring.  Spring!  I mean I know I’m jumping the gun a bit here…but it will be here before we know it, no?

And that pretty much makes me feel all sorts of crazy emotions.  Because spring equals baby’s arrival…eek!  I can’t even begin to tell you how insanely fast this pregnancy has  I mean we have two trimesters under our belt and one to go; I swear I blinked and here we are.   And while I have seen so incredibly many changes in myself/my body during these last several months, there is positively one thing that has remained constant throughout this entire journey….CITRUS FRUIT.     Continue reading

Kale with Lemon Cream Sauce


Good old kale. ¬†It’s wonderful. ¬†It’s versatile. ¬†It’s full of so many fantastic nutrients. ¬†The total package. ¬†I’ve always adored it; for salads, wilting into soups and stews and so much more. ¬†But I have got to say this Kale with Lemon Cream Sauce is up there high on my list of very favorite side dishes. Continue reading

Shrimp and Kale Summer Salad


Well, guys, I’ve got a little chef in the family. ¬†This girl, Georgia. ¬†She’s something. ¬†She’s SO into helping in the’s¬†annoying amazing. ¬†Mom, can I help mix that? ¬†Mom, what can I do? ¬†Okay mom, are you making dinner? ¬†I’ll get my stool. ¬†Aye yaye yaye. Continue reading